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"Survey" or "review" articles are academic publications that organize and summarize the current state of research on a given topic in a novel way that integrates and adds understanding to work in the field. For questions related to the peer-review process, use the 'peer-review' tag instead.

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write a review paper and automatically citation

I want to write an academic review paper from some pdf articles and looking for a way or program that when I copy a paragraph or sentences from the pdf article, it automatically recognizes the ...
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How should I reference the original work in a survey paper?

For example, if I want to dedicate a subsection of my survey paper to another research paper, I believe I need to reference the original paper. However, how should I do that? This subsection will have ...
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Can I only consult surveys when writing a research proposal?

Suppose, I need to write a research proposal for a Ph.D. application, and I have limited time on my hand as the deadline is approaching very fast. My topic is as follows: A novel multiscale method ...
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Can I write a systematic review as an undergraduate and get it published in a journal?

I am an undergraduate of Animal and Environmental Biology. I don't have much research experience, but I have taken some courses on research writing and have assisted some senior students in their ...
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how to read papers for writing a literature review article [closed]

After following a rigorous literature selection, inclusion and exclusion criteria, I have finalized (around 200) research articles for my review paper. However, now I don't know how to read those ...
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Do short surveys belong in conference papers? Or just survey journals?

I was just wondering if a short survey on the literature belongs on a conference paper (10 pages max). Is it an option to submit the short survey (focuses specifically on an area) to a conference and ...
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Writing a Survey Paper on the recent research

I am interested in a research topic (say X). I see several survey papers on X, but they all date back to 2013. I can't find a recent survey paper from 2013 to 2022. I feel a need to get a recent ...
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Can (or should) text from a study protocol be reused when preparing a manuscript for submission to an academic journal?

In an attempt to follow best practices in open sciences, I drafted, published, and shared a protocol for a systematic literature review. I have since completed the data collection and extraction ...
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Systematic Reviews: Is there a systematic way to decide which databases and sources to search?

I am conducting a systematic review with meta-analysis soon and wondering, is there a systematic way to decide on which databases and other sources (publications and grey literature) to search? It ...
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What does "out for review" mean within the context of a ScholarOne submission system? [duplicate]

I have submitted a paper to a Taylor and Francis journal. The manuscript status has changed from "With Editor" to "Out for review". What does this change mean?
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What makes a Literature Review paper good?

I am currently doing my research thesis project for my Masters/PhD in area “X”. As expected, the first 2 months has been literature review, to actually know what I am doing. The thing is, I haven’t ...
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Publishing a Theoretical Article in Urban Planning

Is publishing a paper only with theoretical knowledge deemed okay? I was invited by an editor (through a lecture series) to publish a paper in an Urban Planning journal. I wrote two articles and they'...
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Should I use strikethrough while the article revision? [duplicate]

I got an email from a reputed journal of Taylor & Francis pointing to the Major Revision of our systematic review article. As an author, I started the revision work by colouring the revised text &...
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Structured literature review in relatively new field - how to approach?

I plan to write a structured literature review in a relatively new field in which only a few peer reviewed articles already exist. How would you approach this? Find articles in adjacent topics and ...
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Is it acceptable to do a meta-analysis for a systematic review done by somebody else? [closed]

I hope I'm asking in the right place. Otherwise, I apologize. I'm a medical student and I want to do a systematic review and meta-analysis on a therapy of a certain disease. In the literature, there ...
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How to formulate a REVIEW paper in true sense? [closed]

Many thanks in advance for taking time to read this question. Recently, as a group of students, we reviewed a certain topic in Machine Learning. The supervisor asked us to prepare a survey paper on ...
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What are benefits of writing a survey paper?

Currently, I am in 4th year of my Ph.D. and my area of research is very big and quite active. Unfortunately, to the best of my knowledge, no one has ever written a survey paper that could summarize ...
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Does the authors opinions or solutions to the reviewed problem have to be inculded in a review paper?

I have submitted a review article and one reviewer stated "Authors should propose their solution(s) in this topic based on the analysis of different literatures." So my question is: it is ...
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What happen if the reviewer reject, but the editor give major revision? [duplicate]

Dears I submitted a paper, after 4 months I received major revisions from 2 reviewers. I made all the required amendments and submit again. One reviewer suggested to accepts it as is, the second didn'...
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Writing a topical review paper with co-author(s)

Let assume a journal accepted a topical review proposal I submitted. It's often a good approach for a student like me (PhD student) to coauthor the paper with a more experienced researcher who is ...
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Is better to make your own image or utilise the cited paper's image in a review?

Background: I am writing a review paper and have cited a paper who's model I want to include in the review. Question: Is it better to create a picture which denotes my own understanding of the model ...
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Is it advisable to add an appendix section in a review paper? [closed]

Background: There is an untapped aspect of a domain which I am currently writing a review paper in. The review paper is encompassing the domain in general. I want to add a short one page proposal of ...
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Weightage of a review paper on an undergraduate CV

Background: CS Undergraduate applying to CS PhD (USA) I am involved in a review paper as a 2nd author. The review paper is of a very high quality and most likely will get accepted in a journal with a ...
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Should I review a Paper of NonSci journal

I am researcher in computer science in India. Very recently I got an email stating that my work is great and they want me to review research papers. I check about the journal. It is not SCI indexed ...
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What are the duties of the reviewer when reviewing a literature survey/review paper?

What are the minor and major concerns that the reviewer should be concerned about and what improvement suggestions should they take in mind when reviewing a survey/review paper? Are their duties for ...
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I published a review article in a journal that is not well known. Can I include it in my CV?

A few months ago I published a review in this journal . Given that the journal is in Italian (although the review is available in both Italian and English) and that it is handled by a local university,...
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Structure of a review paper with author's unpublished data [closed]

I am wondering how to structure a review paper that contains a small portion of the authors' unpublished empirical research results. These unpublished data only account for maybe 2% of all the data ...
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Why are review articles cited more frequently than original research articles?

Review articles generally receive more citations compared to original research articles. In my mind, it should be the other way around, as journal guidelines generally solicit researchers to cite ...
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Can one without a single paper on a topic write a review paper about it?

I am faculty in a technical field, and I started exploring a new research direction that I could work on in the coming years. I have not worked yet on this particular topic I am exploring, but after ...
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How significant is it to publish a scientific "review paper" in 6–10 impact factor journal?

I have published my thesis to an international conference but it was not anything reputed. However, I do not have access to lab now. I have been asked to be a part of a review-paper writing team and a ...
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How to address contradictory comments from two reviewers? [duplicate]

I have got reviews for a Survey paper in IEEE Communication Surveys and Tutorials. I have got contradictory comments from two reviewers (R-I and R-II) The first reviewer R-I says that the tutorial ...
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Is it worth writing and publishing a survey paper while a PhD student [closed]

There are opportunity costs associated with spending time on writing a critical analysis of the literature and submitting that review article to a journal as opposed to conducting research (although ...
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Writing a book expanding on a previous review paper?

After writing a review paper on a specific topic, is it common to write a book to expand the review paper in a more pedagogical way, and to include more subtopics/content? Also, since published papers ...
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Review articles - Would it be plagiarism or misconduct if "implication" not added?

To write a review, does the author must find some "implication" over the papers it based on? Example-1: Suppose author 1 has a theory or a proposal or framework but the language is unclear, not very ...
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Review paper very similar to mine

I have published a review paper a few years ago in an important journal which was recently (last month) cited by a review paper related to the topic (published in another journal). However, a ...
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how can i make peer review before publication? [closed]

How can i get peer review of my research before submission to Journal of Dental Research Osseous Reaction to Three Different Capping Materials : Experimental Study
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How to deal with self-plagiarism or re-publishing of previous work in literature review paper?

I am writing a systematic literature review and the problem is that in my subject there are multiple cases of previous work re-publishing or self-plagiarism: the same authors write multiple (2-3) ...
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How do I choose the right papers to write a review paper? [closed]

I'm writing a review paper. I'm in the field of computer science. There are many related papers in my research area. Some are good, some are not. I'm planning to include only Q1-papers based on ...
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How long should I wait for Prospero registration?

I am currently in process of conducting two systematic review and meta-analysis. I have filled in the registration of my reviews in Prospero, yet I have not received any response from the Prospero. I ...
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Making the most of writing a review paper

I am currently employed as a postdoc in Europe. I am writing a survey paper reviewing the literature on the topic I am investigating as part of the project I am working on. A member of faculty in ...
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Economic Reviews/Journals for High School students [closed]

I am a 10th grader and I am looking for a journal/review to publish my paper in the subject of macroeconomics. Is anyone aware of any journal/review that would allow me as a highschooler to publish ...
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Writing Systematic Literature Review on the same topic

I was planning to write and also started writing a Systematic Literature Review (SLR) on a specific topic. Unfortunately, while writing, I found out that an SLR on the exact same topic has been ...
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Finding more recent review articles

How can I find a more recent review article in a topic I am interested in? I have found a review article on biosynthesis of silver nanoparticles published in 2015. (https://doi.org/10.1016/j.indcrop....
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Differences between review Perspective and conclusion

Sorry if this is a simple question, but I am new to scientific writing. I noticed that some review papers uses a "Perspective" section as the final part of review (with no conclusion section) while ...
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Invited to write a review on a field that neither my Prof nor I are experts in?

As a PhD student nearing the end of their degree my Prof invited me to write a review with him. A decently well known journal had asked us to write a review on a topic that is only tangentially ...
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On writing critical review: is there any threat?

During my research on a specific topic, I found two interesting papers by same authors. So, I decided to implement their proposed idea but it was not possible. At first, I thought that I was wrong but ...
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Writing a series of papers [closed]

I'm writing a series of three papers. Each paper I'm writing contains two parts (part A + part X), where part A is a new technology and part X is the field of applying it. Part A is common in all the ...
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Presenting a survey/review paper at a conference

I have noticed that senior members of the community often present survey-like work at conferences, especially if they are giving a plenary lecture or have an extended time slot in a mini-symposium. I ...
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Is there a way to search specifically for literature reviews which have been written by others on a certain topic? [duplicate]

Is there a way to search specifically for literature reviews which have been written by others on a certain topic? I’d like the search to either return literature reviews on their own or contained ...
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Can I cite almost total literature survey from a textbook unit?

Suppose I'm writing a research paper on topic T. Additionally, suppose there is a textbook or research paper on topic T that covers all the progress of the topic from its initial time to 2018 ...
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